Bethlehem Old City and Walled Off Hotel Museum Combined Tour
Meeting point at Bethlehem 300 Checkpoint.
Drive from the checkpoint towards the Old City of Bethlehem. On the way stop by The Walled Off Hotel “Banksy Hotel” and enter the museum (open every day from 11am – 7:30pm. The piano bar is open every day, serving food and drink from 11am – 10pm) then continue passing by one the the refugee camps in Bethlehem. Walk in the star street in the Old City of Bethlehem and visit the Syriac Quarter. Visit the Nativity Church, the oldest church in the world still in use till today. It was rebuilt by Justinian in 530 AD. The original church was built by Constantine and Helena in 327 AD and was destroyed during the Samaritan Revolt in 529 AD. We will take the steps to get down to the grotto, the spot where Jesus was born from Virgin Mary and then continue to Saint Catherine Church and visit Saint Jerome’s Caves to see the place where he translated the bible in the fifth century. The Nativity Church is listed as UNESCO world heritage site.
Afterward we will walk Milk Grotto street towards the Church of Milk Grotto where it is believed according to tradition that while Virgin Mary was feeding baby Jesus a drop of milk felt on the ground and turned the stones all into white.
The tour will end in manger square where you can spend more time by your own in the city or choose to be back to the checkpoint.
- Local Guide
- Walking Tour
- Hotel pickup and drop-off inside Bethlehem or checkpoint if coming from Jerusalem
- Entrance Fees
- Gratuities (optional)
- A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
- Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
- Wheelchair accessible